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BitFenix Nova (White) vs. Lian Li Lancool II Mesh Performance (Black/Transparent) + 9

Front connections
USB 2.0, Microphone, Audio, USB 3.0
Audio, USB 3.0
USB 2.0, Microphone, Audio, USB 3.0, USB 3.1 Type C
Microphone, Audio, USB 3.0
USB 2.0, Microphone, Audio, USB 3.0
USB 2.0, Microphone, Audio, USB 3.0, USB 3.1 Type C
Microphone, Audio, USB 3.0, USB 3.1 Type C
Audio, USB 3.0, USB 3.1 Type C
USB 2.0, Microphone, Audio
USB 2.0, Microphone, Audio, USB 3.0
Colour
White
Transparent
Transparent
Black, White, Transparent
Black, Transparent
Black, Transparent
Black, White, Transparent
Black, Transparent
Black, White, Transparent
White, Transparent
White, Transparent
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Depth
465 mm
478 mm
478 mm
445 mm
376 mm
387 mm
450 mm
505 mm
490 mm
376 mm
450 mm
Height
437 mm
494 mm
494 mm
446 mm
292 mm
381 mm
463 mm
510 mm
471 mm
292 mm
463 mm
Width
183 mm
229 mm
229 mm
272 mm
185 mm
230 mm
232 mm
240 mm
285 mm
185 mm
231 mm
Max CPU cooler height
160 mm
155 mm
153 mm
157 mm
190 mm
190 mm
167 mm
155 mm
190 mm
Product weight
3.6 kg
10.1 kg
5.1 kg
3.7 kg
7.83 kg
8 kg
10.1 kg
5.1 kg
7.53 kg
Volume
37.19 litre
54.07 litre
54.07 litre
53.98 litre
20.31 litre
33.91 litre
48.34 litre
61.81 litre
65.78 litre
20.31 litre
48.13 litre
2.5 drive bays (Internal/hidden)
6 ​
2 ​
2 ​
5 ​
3 ​
10 ​
3 ​
3.5 drive bays (External/visible)
0 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
3.5 drive bays (internal/hidden)
3 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
2 ​
4 ​
2 ​
5.25 drive bays (External/visible)
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Room for expansion
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Height of expansion slots
Full
Full
Full
Full
Full
Full
Maximum length of video card
320 mm
384 mm
420 mm
330 mm
360 mm
435 mm
446 mm
330 mm
369 mm
Number of card slots
8 ​
3 ​
4 ​
7 ​
8 ​
1 ​
Slim Disk Station
No
No
No
No
No
No
Slim optical drive
No
No
No
No
No
No
Features
Dust filter
Dust filter
Dust filter
Dust filter
Dust filter
Dust filter
Dust filter
Screwless design
Side panel
Side panel
Side panel
Active cooling (fan)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Fan spaces 120 mm
9 ​
6 ​
6 ​
6 ​
10 ​
4 ​
Fan spaces 140 mm
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
5 ​
4 ​
2 ​
Fan spaces 180/190 mm
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Fan spaces 200 mm
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Fan spaces 220/230 mm
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Fan spaces 250 mm
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Fan spaces 330 mm
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Fan spaces 40/50 mm
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Fan spaces 400 mm
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Fan spaces 60/70 mm
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Fan spaces 80 mm
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Fan spaces 90/92 mm
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
Fan spaces total
9 ​
7 ​
6 ​
6 ​
10 ​
7 ​
No. of fans included
0 ​
2 ​
1 ​
3 ​
2 ​
Format (PSU)
ATX
ATX
ATX
SFX-L
ATX
ATX
ATX
ATX
SFX-L
ATX
Heat zones
2
1
1
1
1
Maximum motherboard size
Extended ATX
Mini-DTX
microATX
ATX
Extended ATX
Extended ATX
Mini-DTX
Position of the power supply
Bottom
Top
Bottom
Bottom
Bottom
Bottom
Top
PSU included
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Supported motherboards
ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Micro-ATX, Extended ATX (E-ATX)
Extended ATX (E-ATX)
ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX, Extended ATX (E-ATX)
Mini-ITX, Mini-DTX
Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX, Extended ATX (E-ATX)
ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX, Extended ATX (E-ATX)
Mini-ITX, Mini-DTX
ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Type of chassis
Midi Tower
Midi Tower
Mini tower
Mini tower
Midi Tower
Midi Tower
Midi Tower
Mini tower
Midi Tower
Water cooling
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Built-in water cooling
No
No
No
No
No
Material
Plastic, Steel
Glass
Glass
Aluminum, Glass, Steel
Glass, Plastic, Steel
Acrylic glass, Plastic, Steel
Acrylic glass, Glass, Plastic, Steel
Glass, Steel
Aluminum, Glass, Steel
Glass, Plastic, Steel
Acrylic glass, Glass, Plastic, Steel
Release year
2015
2018
2020
2017
2020
2020
2020